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All You Need to Know About the Man Bun

/ 09.15.2015
Man Bun
Man Bun

There used to be a time when long hair for men was reserved either for rockstars or for punks. A few decades ago, men with long hair were considered to be more frivolous and less successful. But that's exactly where these thoughts belong – in the past. Not only are men growing their hair these days but they're also trying their hand at the man bun – and rocking it!

If you are one of those guys who have some hair to spare, it's the best time for you to coil your hair into a man bun. By the way, a man bun is also called bro-bun, dude bun, hipster bun and mun.

Man bun is for all seasons

Whether you are growing your hair for fall-winter or are looking for a simple style to keep your hair out of the way in summer, a man bun is the perfect answer to all your hairstyling needs.

Prerequisites

Want to make a man bun? Here are the dos and don'ts that you need to follow:

  • To get a neat man-bun you need to stop getting a haircut and give your mane at least six to eight months to grow (yes, that long!). Just ask your hairstylist to chop off split-ends at regular intervals.
  • Be prepared to go through the super-awkward phase when your hair looks really bizarre.
  • Do not use too many products on your hair during the growth stage. Apply a good hair oil to nourish your hair and encourage growth and wash your every 2-3 days with a good shampoo and conditioner.

How to make a man bun?

Man buns look great on second or third day hair when there is a good buildup of natural oils and the tresses gets some extra weight. Slightly heavier hair, especially in men, is easier to manage and style into a man bun.

Smooth in a small amount of volume inject mousse to add bulk to your towel-dried hair before pulling it back and twisting it into a bun. Use an elastic hair tie to secure the bun. Keep it casual and messy and team it with your beard. For a cleaner and slicker look, replace the volume inject mousse with a styling gel.

Ways to wear your man bun

You can wear your man bun at the nape of your neck, on the top of your crown (near the vertex) or in the middle. Depending upon the length of your hair, you can go for a full pulled-back appearance or leave out some loose strands (if your hair is shorter) for a more casual look.

Now that you have all the information you need about the man bun, do you think you will give this men's hairstyle a try?

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